ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 1 oktober 2018

CONFERENCE: Grotius on Contract and Force (Leuven: KULeuven, 15-16 NOV 2018)

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Legal Theory and Doctrine in Grotius’s De Jure Belli ac Pacis
Grotiana Conferences for the Preparation of the Quattrocentenary of De Jure Belli ac Pacis

Organised by the Department of Roman Law and Legal History, University of Leuven
Auditorium Zeger Van Hee, Tiensestraat 41, B 3000 Leuven


Thursday, 15 November 2018: Grotius on Contract
Convener: Wim Decock

12.00-13.00                Registration and Lunch

13.00-13.30                Opening Session
Welcome by Randall Lesaffer
Introduction by Wim Decock

13.30-15.30                Suarez and Grotius
MARK SOMOS (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law)
Suárez v Grotius: James Brown Scott’s Enduring Revival
SYDNEY PENNER (Asbury University)
Grotius and Suárez on Natural Law
ORAZIO CONDORELLI (University of Catania)
"Grotius' Doctrine of Alliances with Infidels and the Idea of Respublica Christiana"
FRANCESCA IURLARO (Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Neo-Latin Studies)
The ‘Fate’ of Legal Voluntarism: Suárez and Grotius Reading Alexander of Aphrodisias on Fate and Free Will

15.30 – 16.00             Coffee Break

16.00 – 18.00             Grotius on Consent, Contract and the Polity
GIOVANNI CHIODI (University of Milano-Bicocca)
Jus Commune Origins of Grotius’ Contract Law
Grotius’ Contract Theory: Between Moral Theology and Natural Law
SÖREN KOCH (University of Bergen)
The Reception of Grotius’ Contract Law in Scandinavia
CHRISTOPH A. STUMPF (University of Halle)
Consent and the Ethics of International Law - Revisiting Grotius’ System of States in a Secular Setting

18.00 – 18.30             Grotius on the Use of Force: Perfect War
                                   VALENTINA VADI (Lancaster University)
Gentili on the Use of Force and the Early Modern law of Nations

Friday, 16 November 2018: Grotius on the Use of Force
Conveners: Viktorija Jakjimovska and Randall Lesaffer

9.00 – 10.30               Grotius on the Use of Force: Perfect War [continued]
CAMILLA BOISEN (New York University Abu Dhabi)
Grotius and Humanitarian Intervention
AGATHA VERDEBOUT (Université Catholique de Lille)
Grotius’s Impact on the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries
GUGLIELMO VERDIRAME (King’s College London)
Is Grotius's Idea of Perfect War Relevant to International Law today?
10.30 – 11.00             Coffee Break

11.00 – 13.00             Grotius on the Use of Force: Imperfect War
The Pre-Grotian Development of Reprisals

RANDALL LESAFFER (Tillburg University/KU Leuven)
Reprisal in the Grotian System
ROTEM GILADI (University of Helsinki)
A Corporate History of the Laws of War: Corporate Belligerency from Grotius to the Delegation Theory
TOM RUYS (University of Ghent)
                                   Grotius on Self-Defence and Defensive War: A Contemporary Perspective

13.00 – 14.00             Lunch

14.00 – 16.00             Grotius on the Use of Force: Internal Strife and War
DANTE FEDELE (KU Leuven/Université d'Artois)
Before Grotius: Some Remarks on Rebellion and Civil Strife in the Late-Medieval Ius Commune
RAYMOND KUBBEN (Associate fellow at i-Hilt Tilburg)
A Prodigy Child of the Dutch Revolt or Eighty Years’ War: Immediate ‘Precursors’ to Grotius on War and Revolt
VILLE KARI (University of Helsinki)
Hugo Grotius and the Law of Civil War in De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres  
                                   From ‘Pirates’ to ‘Belligerents’: A Post-Grotian Reading of the Debate on Enmity​

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